Told you I would tell you a story about my experience on saturday during our storm. Well....during the storm there was a bit of a lull in the rain allowing hubby and me to venture out to investigate the dirt work that had been done around 3 of the 4 ponds on the property. This work was done to keep the water in the pond, instead of running out the rusty old overflow tubes. Hubby was checking out the main pond (its the pond with the waterfall shot from the last post)
It was sprinkling slightly, so I grabbed the camera cape(this cape played an important part in the story) and threw on my hooded raincoat (with no dogs, thank goodness:) then I headed over the hill and through the mud to the south pond.
Upon my arrival I found the #4 pond filled to the brim with water (1st time ever, the dirt work worked!!)
The sun had peaked out just a bit allowing for some awesome reflections shots. Needless to say I started snapping away. As I was snapping the following photo..... you can see it's starting to sprinkle a little heavier, so I threw my hood over my head and fumbled with the camera which of course was in it's nice camera cape. That's when it happened!!! I heard some rustling in the grass ( think you know what's coming :/... because I had my hood up my peripheral vision was obstructed, I just figured it was the neighbors dog who comes over to visit us quite often. I continued to wrestle with my camera and the camera cape to capture the greatest photo ever (NOT) I just keep clicking until I turned to my left and saw.......
As I stood there waiting for the worst, under my breath I was praying "please don't spray me, please don't spray me!!" To my amazement, Mr. Skunk just zoomed by me running down the side of the pond into a hole and I never saw him again. I don't even think he saw me....really...can't believe the crisis was averted!! As I was regaining my composure, hubby arrived, I gave him the details of the encounter and guess what he asked???? "Did you get a picture of the SKUNK?" Argh.....
I didn't get any shots of the skunk---spray or photo.
Bet you didn't expect this ending did ya!!??? :)
My next post will be about me asking hubby if he took a picture of his little critter encounter last friday!!
Til then, enjoy your day!